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Nov 26, 2009 8:00am EST
republican and are outraged with barack obama i am not sure this is for you. if you're buying this book because your democrat and you want an explanation for 2008 i am not sure this is for you. if you are an american first regardless of politics and trying to understand what americans really think, what they really believe and what they really want, then this is for you. it goes into our daily lives. i will show you some of this right now. it does have a chapter on government. it has a chapter on religion because it is important in people's lives. was anyone before -- anyone between the ages of 18, and 29 in this room? your life is so screwed. can i suggest 7 heavy sedation? how many of you are of requirement -- retirement age? there is no such thing as retirement any more. the saddest thing for me is when i see focus groups with people who had saved enough that they thought they could retire. then they watch the stock market in the last year collapse and they now have to go back to work. they will never get the same job, they will never have the same opportunities and they are going to
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 5:45pm EST
start turning our country around. we are becoming a socialist country right now with obama and i am totally against that. and i think sarah would be the best person to come through and come up and i think she will turn our country around. >> now when your saber become a socialist country, what do you mean like that? >> obama, obama. >> but specifically, why? >> i just don't like his ideas, i do not like what he does. and i think it's horrendous. >> i think it's a mindset, to. in regards to socialism is that people the government does for the citizen and we have to give back to the values we do and we make our own lives and our own futures, not because of what government is giving us. so it is a simple socialism is a simple term. it's not something that is intricate in regards to the policies he's making. it's a mindset that he's instilling in so many people in the population. so that's what socialism is. [inaudible conversations] >> and i want to be able to create some feelings of support for sarah palin. i think she is a great leader and i have to say, in all due respect, you guys
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 7:45am EST
of the future president. and that is going to be the biggest result of barack obama's presidency. for better or worse. whether he leaves all of those powers there or doesn't. or whether the congress leaves all of those powers there or doesn't. that is going to be the legacy of these years, for better or worse. who knows what article one of our constitution is about? shouted out if you know, just one word. thank you very much. it takes the children, the young people to tell us. i spoke at a university last night and not a single college student could tell me. someone thought it was free speech. article one takes up 60 percent of our constitution. it is about the congress. it is the first branch of our government that it is getting a long laundry list of every single power hour founders could imagine. they gave it to congress. powers have been taken from the congress from the course, from the states state, from the people. and some are now being abused less than they were in the past eight years. summer being abused more. every single one is being left in place, if not augmented, a
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 1:00am EST
, social security revenues are down. so now we are borrowing, president obama saying we are going to bar a $1.4 trillion in 2009 just to keep the federal budget going. going to be borrowing $9 trillion over the next ten years. now that means we will be doubling the national debt of the united states from the time the republic was created in the next nine years and that is an unsustainable amount of borrowing especially when we are so heavily dependent on china to buy the debt. now, to get a full idea what i mean by america for sale you can see the image we put on the cover of the book which is the tad of america has a sales tag the little red and so you can tie it on to something to be sold with the bar code, and so i am seeing with the social security checks maybe we ought to and starting to print social security checks at the bottom paid to you courtesy the china. we couldn't pay the social security checks or the medicare or the medicaid unfunded liabilities. in fact maybe we ought to go a step further. maybe we ought to just owls worse the social security up ministration to china. since
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 4:00pm EST
obama maties each that there will be dire consequences for the north korean violation of our agreements. there will be economic heightened economic sanctions against north korea. and my students understood, this is just like saying blah blah law. we don't trade with north korea. what will we sanction them with economically when we don't do business with them? on the other hand, sometimes when a president says there'll be dire consequences, as when president obama has to attend sanctions against iran for its nuclear program, which i will come back to. that can have real effects. that's a costly signal. not just because it costs uranian something, if we cut back bank transactions and other activities that the iranians do. because they cost some of our friends money because they do business with iran. and if they abide in the sanctions that we threaten, that's costly to them, which means they will be a little annoyed. and so the president is taking a political risk. and because it is costly, we can take the statement as credible. and of course, the iranians have to work out, is the cost of
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2009 1:00pm EST
street is back to making money. and people are back to screaming at obama about health care reform. we've gone very quickly back to where we were beforehand. and so i would think that even without any change in regulation and government behavior that just the fact that there will still be lots of people around and active in financial markets for the next 10 or 15 years will keep it from happening for 10 or 15 years. but after that, i don't know. >> so given -- and you just touch on this, given the increasing number of people who are participating in the financial markets. and the increasing role it has in their savings. and such. can you speak to the role that psychology plays in the markets now? and in particular with the rise of behavioral economist points of view. >> when i first started working on this book, i thought it was the really simple story of the rise and fall of this rational view of how markets work. and it's replacement by behavioral financial -- behavioral economics, the ideas coming more out of psychology. as i got into it, that wasn't what has happened at all. ba
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 7:15pm EST
was picked the obama campaign was planning on making a big push there. it is actually turned less conservative. >> it has always been more bipartisan. this is something that i thought was really interesting. democrats in their issues and the trenches by republicans are in the lower 48. the issues are not as red and blue in alaska as they are in the lower 48. in order to get elected there you have to deeper drilling. >> when she was out on the campaign trail making these really firebrand statements all of that stuff, that list of the people in alaska had never seen before. i think that they didn't like it. the other thing is the cheaper gate issue. we spoke to several people in alaska pace said that the mccain campaign had this trip is what. some journalists actually told us they stopped going to these events because what they were saying was so ridiculous. walter mondale was egregious were guilty of egregious insubordination. he is an honorable guy. a lot of people felt like they were really trashing people. the bitterness of any campaign exists in this campaign. it was sort of fr
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 1:00am EST
get these saluda terry incent independents to basically demand of obama as the price of anything in 2010 that he passed the electoral reform act of 2009? >> i will assume everyone-- >> go ahead. >> i have no problem with that. i think it is a wonderful idea. we just need to-- we need new choices in the voices and actually third parties, independent candidates to just what qada was trying to do and what heritage's trying to do. they are trying to increase the range of political debate. >> good to me you in person mr. steele, thank you for coming and i would like to say it is really, minear partisan third partisan independents don't have obviously the same platform, so they can get together and should get together on removing the systemic barriers to entry but after that they will compete for the votes of the american people on their own and from their own ideological perspectives and their various platforms. it is really not their job to fix the entire electoral process. it is all of our jobs as citizens and i want to make something clear so we can some questions here. i don't agree
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 9:00am EST
about the oath of office. right up under about the time barack obama's taking of office and john forgot the constitution. the next day, they administered the oath of office again in private. because was interesting, on air force one, johnson writes back on air force one he is liked what i have to take the oath? amide resident of the niceties or them under a gor or am i nott until i take the oath? when he announces to the public that kennedy is dead, roughly a round 1:36 p.m. or so. the first question is where is lyndon johnson and has he taken the oath of office? all this, it's all playing out in the full glare of the media. the other president who assassinated all link at. when mckinley was shot in buffalo in 1901, healing there for days. actually, there were reports he was getting better. he took a dramatic turn after i think he lived for about seven or eight days. when garfield died, he lingered for times. what was unique about the kennedy assassination was that he was the first president tonight instantly and he died in full view of the public. and i think that change the ent
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00pm EST
greens, libertarians, and independence to basically demand of obama, as a price of anything in 2010.t. pass the electoral reform act of 2009? >> i'll assume everyone -- >> go-ahead. >> well, i have no problem with that. i think it's a wonderful idea. we just need to, you know, we need the choices, new places. and actually, you know, third parties can anybody candidates to just write cato is trying to do. they're trying to increase the range of political debate. >> good to meet you in person, mr. steele. thank you for coming. i'd like to say it's really -- the minor parties and third parties and independents don't all have obviously the same platform, so they can get together and should get together on removing the systemic barriers to entry, but after that, they will compete for the votes of the american people on their own and from their own ideological perspectives and their various platforms. it's really not their job to fix the entire electoral process. it's all of our jobs as citizens. and i want to make something clear so that we can percolate some questions here. i don't agree
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 9:00am EST
principles. why can't we get the greens, libertarians and independents that basically demand of obama as the price of anything in 2010, that he passed electoral reform act of 2009? >> i will assume everyone. >> go ahead. >> well, i have no problem with the. i think it is a wonderful idea, we just need to open up -- we need new choices, new voices. actually, third parties, independent candidates do just what cato is trying to do and what heritage is trying to do. they are trying to increase the range of political debate. >> good to meet you in person, mr. steele. thank you for coming. and i would like to say that it's really -- minor parties and third parties and independents, they don't all have the same platform. they can get together and should get together on removing this systemic barriers to entry, but after that they will compete for the both of the american people on their own, and from their own ideological perspectives and the various platforms. it's really not a job to fix the entire electoral process. it is all of our jobs, and i want to make something clear so that we can percola
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 8:00pm EST
, obviously, but before she was picked, the obama campaign was planning on making a real push there. so it's actually turned less conservative, and i think -- >> there was also, it's always been more bipartisan. this is something that i thought was really interesting when i went there, democrats and their issues are drilling just like republicans are in the lower 48 in energy policy. and the issues aren't as red and blue in alaska as they are in the lower 48. in order to get elected there, you have to be pro-drilling -- >> the point is, when she was out on the campaign trail making these really fire brand statements, the pals around with terrorist line, all that stuff was stuff that people in alaska had never seen before. and i think that they didn't like it. the other thing is the troopergate issue. and we spoke to several people in alaska who said that the mccain campaign had this truth squad, and they would go up there every day and do press conferences in anchorage, and some journalist told us they stopped going because what they were saying was so ridiculous. they were saying walt
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2009 11:00am EST
week. there was an announcement by president obama, part of that can be evolve to small towns because ellis has a lot of veterans and you can think of imaginative ways to train, retrain these young men men women to be at least able and available for some of the opportunity we have. third thing that can happen at the level of small towns that is in vogue but is a wonderful opportunity for us. we hear a lot about the economy. we hear a lot about sustainable agriculture. these are two things that by their very nature need to be decentralized. you can't have your green he economy in the big city. you can't just have wind turbines in philadelphia. it won't work. maybe there's a lot of hot air that can power them but in reality your wind turbines need to be on the playing field off the coast. they need to be at or near small towns. this can be ground zero for rolling out the green economy of sustainable agriculture. we need to rethink the way we produce food. big mass production of food, that day is almost over. we, as a matter of our own health and well-being, need to do things different.
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 10:00am EST
tried to get a sense of the broader picture. and the title comes from barack obama's inaugural address. .. >> yes and no. the biggest and notion of immigration is one of the most dramatic and compelling of all human stories that never change. i knew from my own family history, i knew there story of their lives and grew up in the immigrant community in new jersey where everybody i knew was from the immigrant family. that sense of what it takes takes, resilience, the tenacity does not change. but understanding the new patterns of immigration. people can use technology to stay in touch. my grandfather was out of touch with his own family for 50 years. today i have a student from brazil whose brother was marrying a brazilian if a grant and her family could not come to the wedding. semis did it took a laptop and a digital camera and did he realtime slideshow for the bride's family and brazil. that is there a different. the other is the growth of commerce. particularly in asia. and they had a tremendous advantage and no the customs and have family connections. of course, there was th
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 9:00pm EST
helm. >> and look who it is. president barack obama and family supporting coach craig robinson, his oregon state beavers were in town visiting george washington. the colonials off to a slow start. this one josh puts the beavers up 10-0. gw finally answers back as they get the first basket. once again the beavers heat up. roland shapner hits the three. oregon state with a 15 point lead. michelle obama she's there. she likes what she sees as she cheers her brother's team. the colonials try to rally as the three from the corner. he had a game high 15 points. but obama and coach robinson, they celebrate the victory as oregon state takes this one 64- 57. >>> tiger woods does not like people prying into his personal life. in fact the name of his monster yacht is privacy. but now everyone is waiting for an explanation after woods crashed his suv into a tree on friday morning. tiger and his wife were unavailable to meet with the florida highway patrol this afternoon. they will try again tomorrow, and release tapes of the 911 call that was made as well. >>> all right. when we come back we're
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 7:00am EST
that. senator obama was responsible for passing legislation that created usaspending.gov and you can go there and check it out. there's a new one for the stimulus package because much of that is contracts, too. where you can track that. that's a step in the right direction. there's lots more work that needs to be done there. i think the obama administration sees this clearly because one of the first things the president did on march 4th, 2009, is issued a presidential memorandum that called for a government wide review of contracting. practices across the agencies. there's an interim report in july and the final report is due any day now. and that's what some of the hearings in the senate tomorrow is about. we'll hopefully be hearing more from the white house on how to move forward. on this issue. but i would just point out to you here that sunlight always challenges the powers that be. so this will be a long struggle. but i think that's where the positive aspects of the privatization of american power give us cause for hope. when we look at foreign policy today as it really is, we s
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 1:00pm EST
%. obama, 55%. in 1981 the democrats swept the virginia race is that were at stake, including the governorship to which democrats said hallelujah, all is not lost. in 1981, the new jersey governor's race was the closest in history. and tom kane, the republican pete jim by 1800 votes. history is repeating itself. no it's not. the reagan era, which was in full swing in 1981, to be best characterized as being un- yong, i'm poor, and i'm black. that was the real majority. to put it another way, white come a middle-class, middle-age, married, mom, dad, kids. reagan grasped that vision very well. and that vision was not just something that he grasped, but a whisper trade over and over again in the popular culture. whether it was leave it to beaver in the 1960's or the cosby show in the 19 80's. democrats didn't do well when that's a real majority was on young, on poor amah and i'm black. how badly? we know the record. but just bear with me on to statistics. democrats won 50% of the vote. only twice since 1970 and that was jimmy carter in 1976 and obama in 2008. not bill clinton not harr
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 8:00pm EST
in the air which you have to realize obama was afraid that the dallas police are coming. the dallas police are going to surround the plame come aboard the plane, dragged the body off and bring it back and perform an autopsy. so he wants to get this plane in the air. so mchugh, the air force and to the president and responsible for maintaining kennedy fleet goes to the front of the plan and says get this plane in the air. he says i can't because there's going to be a ceremony on board and we are not sure. he eventually mckee finds out lyndon johnson is on the plane and the kennedy people don't know that. they think johnson has taken the other plane he flew in on which was then air force two and is on his way back to washington so the story nicu tells in this oral history which was released, declassified for the first time last year which revealed this book for the first time, this is what he says. he's walking up and down looking for lyndon johnson and can't find him. he's 6 feet four, tough guy to miss. he realizes the only places he hasn't looked as the presidential bedroom so he o
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 7:00am EST
>> obama presidential campaign adviser shaun casey appeared at the 2009 southern festival of books in nashville, tennessee. he discusses his book the making of a catholic president. it is about the election and how john f. kennedy used his face to his advantage. this event is 45 minutes. >> i want to talk about why we should care about the 1960 election, what was so special about that one. i wanted to be about the major lessons i learned in my research that you can find in the book if you take the time to read it. thirdly if we're time i will walk you through three pivotal scenes in the book. and then find that want to do some questions and answers back and forth if you have questions, i would kind of like to get your feedback as we go through it. there are a number of reasons to look at the 1960 election. you have to faceting political characters. john kennedy and richard nixon were two of the most political brilliant minds and america produced in the 1960s. nixon was on the national ticket five times, and won four out of the five times. the last i checked that's a pretty good bat
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 5:30am EST
out of the obama revolution. the job a plumber -- joe the plubmer's of the worlds. people without elite scholarships and agrees. host: we are talking with matthew continetti on his new book, "the persecution of sarah palin," in which you talk about some of these rumors and lies. who were the biggest offenders? oguest: there were quite a few. "the new york times brandy issue of the alaskan independence party on its front pages. if you go to the museum -- newseum and look at the front pages of the nation's newspapers in 2008, it was filled with the pregnancy of her eldest daughter. this does not strike me as front-page news, certainly not something to be fronted without any consideration of the fact that it has on the family, the girl, or that it has on the child as he grows older. host: what about the web? guest: [laughter] the blogosphere is pretty vitriolic. the maternity of three youngest son was kicked around on many leftist web sites. it was referred to by many established newspapers. all of these things kind of come to fruition, and we have to be skeptical of them. because of
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 6:30pm EST
obama revolution. joe plummer of the world, tito the builders. these are people that do not have graduate degrees in semiotics from elite western, eastern universities. >> host: we will but the phone numbers on the bottom of the screen for our guest, matthew continetti, who has written his book on sarah palin, "the persecution of sarah palin." we are talking more specifically that the media, the subtitle is how the elite media tried to bring down a rising star. so you talk about these rumors and lies and gave examples. who were the biggest offenders in your view? >> guest: there were quite a few. i think in the case of "the new york times" actually ran the alaskan independence party and if on the front pages. all of the main newspapers, if you go to the museum website and see the cover stories for december 2nd, 2008 of the pages, the front page were filled with news of sarah palin's oldest daughter's pregnancy. this to me does not strike me as a front page news or certainly not something to be fronted without any consideration of the effect it has on the family, the effect it has
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 3:00pm EST
obama. i think part of that can be devolved to small towns just like a list because ellis has a lot of veterans. and again, you can think of imaginative ways to train, retrain these young men and women to be at least able and available for some of the opportunities we have in the current economy. if third thing that can happen at the level of small towns that i think is invoked but is a wonderful opportunity for us. we hear a lot about the grain economy. we hear a lot about sustainable agriculture. these are two things by their very nature need to be decentralized. you can't have your green economy in the big cities, right? can't just have wind turbines in philadelphia. it's not going to work. maybe there is a lot of hot air that could power them, but in reality or wind turbines need to be off the coast. the need to be at or near small towns. this really can be ground zero for rolling out the grain economy and sustainable agriculture. we need to rethink the way we produce food. big agriculture, mass production of food, that day is almost over we as a matter of our own health and well-b
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2009 11:00am EST
community. i'm not a good lobbyist. i have no patience. >> host: have you met president obama? >> guest: i have twice actually. i think he is an amazing, charismatic leader, smart, generous, open, educated to the issues of gay marriage. i think is a wonderful and ambitious as is the first lady. >> host: paul in pasadena california. you were on with judy shepard, author of "the meaning of matthew." >> caller: hello, judy. it is a thrill to talk you. i met you a few years ago and i just want to say that for someone who like myself isn't much of a public speaker, it -- you are quite an inspiration to many activists. i had a question, but if that answered actually. but i just wanted to say you are quite a credit to everyone. thank you very much. >> guest: thank you very much. >> host: how may people spoken to, mrs. shepard? >> guest: oh, gosh. i have done colleges and high schools and motivations and rallies for 10 years. got to be in a million area, i guess. pretty amazing actually. i'm overwhelmed when i think about the numbers. i try to just focus on the one i'm at right now. so i don't bec
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2009 8:00pm EST
you are a republican and you're outraged with barack obama, i'm not sure this is for you. if you are a democrat and you want an explanation and want this for 2008. if you are an american and what to know what americans really think, believe, and want. then this is for you. it goes into our daily lives. i'm going to show you some of this right now. it does have a chart on government. it has a chapter on unemployment. it has chapter on religion. because it's important. is anyone between the 18 and 29 in this room. a few. your life is so screwed. can i suggest heavy sedation? how much are retirement age? there is no such thing as retirement anymore. you know, the saddest thing is when i go focus groups with people who have saved enough that they thought that they could retire. and then they watched the stock market in the last year collapse. and they now have to think about going back to work. they'll never get the same job, they'll never have the same opportunities, and they are going to struggle. there are a lot of americans who are struggle right now. they have a combination. or
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2009 9:00am EST
group. when i say still, i most emphatically include 2008. running against john mccain, barack obama captured 78 percent of the jewish vote, which was come and get a load of these numbers, which was 25 points higher than the 53% he scored with electorate as a whole, 35 points higher than the pro-obama whitecoat in general, even if 11 points higher than his hispanic vote, broken down the religion, the jewish vote for obama was 33 points higher than the protestant vote for him, and 24 points higher than the catholic vote he got. only with blacks who gave him 95 percent of their votes did obama do better than he did with the jews. and so it continues to go with the liberal agenda. on the old economic and political issues like government spending, benefits for the poor and organized labor, as well as on the newer issues that form the battlefield of the culture war, abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, assisted suicide, gun control and so on, the polls consistently showed huge gaps in support, huge gaps between jews and all other americans, including conservative americans. which brings
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 5:00pm EST
department is tribune is as opposed to the obama likes >> guest: it was the obama ticket up in the first place. >> host: the bush? >> guest: the obama ticket up in the first place. though i'm sure during the bush administration never watching it and are often times i have on the staff level where they're looking at different issues. but as far as us knowing before law review that happened during the administration. i would say general the way that, this is not a direct answer to your question, but the way that the obama administration is approaching antitrust appears to be different. they appear to be very interested in issues that revolve around technology, the technology industry, both at the justice department and the federal trade commission. and that's a tricky thing. i read a story in the paper on sunday how some interest in the high-tech sector has engaged washington and the valley more than it ever has been. but again at the delicate balance. google will tell you and other companies, too, that you don't want to be overburdened some with the rules and regulations that would hamper
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 11:00am EST
country right now with obama. i am totally against at and i think it sarah would be the best person to come through and come up and i think she will help turn our country around. >> when you say we becoming socialist? >> obama. obama's. >> why? specifically? >> i do not like his idea is or what he does and i think it is horrendous. >> it is also a mind set regards to socialism that the government does for the citizens and we have to get back to the values of what we do and we make our own lives and our own future, not because of what government to gives us. it is a simple term but it is not something that is in to get in regard to the policies but it is a mind-set that he and stills in the so many people in the population. that is was socialism is. >> and i want to be able to create some feelings of support for sarah palin. she is a great leader and i have to see with all due respect, you guys who are running our country for so long, you cannot seem to get it right. we need a leader in the female gender to get the world turned around. we need to be on the committee and run the commi
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Nov 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
obama administration understands that and indeed senator obama as a senator was responsible for passing legislation that created usa spending dak of which shows you where the taxpayer dollars go and you can check it out. there's also a new one for the stimulus package. because much of that as contracts, too we contract that. there's lots more work that needs to be done. and i think that the obama administration sees this clearly because one of the first things the president did march 4, 21 negative issued a presidential memorandum that called for a government-wide review of contract in. our practices across the agencies. there was an interim report in july and the final report is due any day now and that is what some of the hearings in the senate tomorrow are about. so we will hopefully be hearing more from the white house on how to move forward on this issue but i would just point out to you hear that some light always challenges the powers that be. so this will be a long struggle but i think that's where the positive aspect of the privatization of american power give cause for
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2009 12:00am EST
obama right now about what is going on with our financial system of our economy? what would his advice be? >> he would wonder, first of all, how a black man became president. that would astound him. that is a difficult question. should we make this the last questions? this is the sort of question that historians hate. frankly anyone of you could get up and make a pronouncement on this. it is utterly unthinkable. what i would say on this, there are too counterbalancing sides to him. he believes in laissez-faire, which is a radical philosophy in his youth but neatly citizen. he didn't believe in the government getting involved in the economy. as he once put it when they were trying to pass a law in new york state to regulate the railroads, he saw it in terms of private interest being the key to it will economy. if you can pass a law that makes effectively that's fine, but i don't think you can. he thought society works by everybody's pursuing their own interest. on the other hand he grasps the economy. the federal government took on unprecedented involvement. when the panic of 1873 it he
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2009 9:30am EST
. >> the cover of your book you have sarah palin and michele obama and hillary clinton. we talked about hillary clinton. do you want to talk about the other two players? >> everyone wants to talk about sarah palin. she is a new polarizing force. people doubt she has viability as a 2012 candidate but ask about that a lot. what does that mean? has she filled a void in republican leadership? she is able to carry a lot of weight on issues like death paddles and the health-care debate and a tremendous amount of money. she also endorses candidates to her benefit. it leads to a surge in support. she wields a tremendous amount of power. she is not appealing to moderates or independents. in terms of her political future is hard to say. she has a lot of challenges. michele obama is stretching the boundaries of being a first lady. she is a modern woman, very adept at being a mother as well as being a first lady, champion causees and she will improve in the role of women overall in terms of her professional nature. she was a working mom before she came to the white house. a different experience. i
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Nov 23, 2009 1:00am EST
? >> i serve as an adviser for one-year then when good general election, i am sorry for obama the purpose then i went on staff. >> host: what is your taebo? >> part of the average team and part of the volunteers and the lesson redrew from the race is that kennedy had extremely serious religion problem and insiders said you will win the race except possibly because of your religion. and he was flex he never encountered the anti-catholicism you find in the united states has far as the bag but was when he surrounded himself was smart people and did a listening tour of off the record leading anti-catholic partisans say you're a democrat you like my policy we will vote against me because of my family because that is confusing to me. he applied tremendous asset personally and in terms of the campaign to work through and develop a strategy, a flexible strategy as the campaign unfolded. the same can be said about president obama. he went into the race with some weaknesses with certain religious groups and the united states. just like some in recent years come he was not afraid to parse th
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Nov 28, 2009 4:30pm EST
, president obama made his presence at a bulls game, a game the wizards won and had a visit with abe pollin at half time up in the owner's suite. then just the other day, following the death of abe pollin, president obama saying that michele and i deeply saddenned to hear about the passing of abe. >> steve: michael beasley at the line for miami and as ted leonsis said, there will be a public -- they will allow the public to come and express their feelings to mr. pollin and that will be december 8th, which is actually a week from tuesday. underneath, nice fake by foye and the open jumper good >> phil: dwyane wade one of the league leaders in blocked shots >> steve: boykins working >> phil: that's what you try to dorks keep them off balance, keep them not in a good rhythm. you have to execute the offense and make the pass >> steve: boykins is called for the foul as james jones comes back for miami >> phil: boy doing the same thing on wade. he picks up the foul >> steve: heat beat new orleans and orlando, big win at orlando wednesday after losing three. wade's jumper good. 7 point for wade. be
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Nov 26, 2009 10:15am EST
obama's 2008 presidential campaign. >> did you know you can view book t programs online? go to booktv.org, type the name of the author, book or subject into the search area in the upper left-hand corner of the page. select the watch link. now you can view the entire program. you might also explore the recently on booktv box or the featured programs box to find and view recent and featured programs. >> in his book hollowing out the middle, sociology professor patrick carr looks at young people in small towns leaving their homes. he says this leaves behind a largely immigrant, segregated population. the sumner public library in sumner, iowa, is the host of this event. it's about an hour. >> thank you very much. i am thrilled to be here, and i hope at 7:00 i'm still as thrilled. [laughter] as i am right now. i think i have two strikes against me. one is i'm an academic, so i'm totally unused to having anybody really care enough about what i do -- [laughter] to show up to a talk, so this is, you know, i'm feeling pretty edified right now. and the second strike i have against me is
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Nov 22, 2009 1:00am EST
. >> guest: exactly and meekham make it up to them. president obama's talking about raising small business loan caps and that is good but at the bank to want to extend loans it doesn't matter if the caps are higher so there has to be an attachment for calvinists to be an actual legislative attachment to making this bab roker. >> on that note, let me thank nomi prins for being with us. the book is an excellent book and i can't think of a subject matter which is more important for is to be engaged in. nomi, thank you very much. >> guest: thank you very much. the history professor linda gordon merkel degree to photographer dorthea lange. it is about an hour. >> this book was my first biography and i think it will be my last. biographies are too hard to write i am actually a social political historian masquerading as a biographer and i have learned that my book belongs to a category called the lightman category of biography. in fact when i began i felt the times were dominating, that the book which focus on the political and social culture of the depression, of world war ii, of the co
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Nov 21, 2009 10:15am EST
health reform imperative, that president obama read to a joint meeting of congress. this is where senator kennedy reminded us what we face above all is a moral issue, that at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country. this is such a time. it's my hope and belief the senate that i love will once again rise to the occasion. madam president, i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from colorado. mr. bennet: i would first like to thank the senator from vermont for his excellent remarks in what is, after all, just a vote to get us started on the debate on health care, a procedural vote to allow us to be able to amend and improve the bill in the coming weeks. madam president, virtually every single member of this body in the united states senate is a member of the baby boom generation. as in my view a generation of americans, i was born in the last year of that generation, given more opportunity than any generation of people in the history of this planet because our gr
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Nov 29, 2009 7:00am EST
writing this this section about the oath of office right around the same time that barack obama was taking the oath of office and john roberts forgot the constitution. and i was struck that the next day, roberts -- they administered the oath of office again in private. because on air force one, johnson rides back on air force one that he does do i have to take the oath? am i president of the united states are am i now president of the dynasty to delegate the oval office? no one really knew the answer to that. by the time, there's that press conference that nakasone at parkland hospital when he says, when he announces to the public that kennedy is dead. it's around 136 tieback or so. the first two questions he gets is where is lyndon johnson and has he taken the oath of office? so all this, it is all playing out in the full glare of the media. the other presidents who are assassinate all link to. when mckinley was shot in buffalo in 1901, he lingered for days. actually there were reports that he was getting better and he took a dramatic turn after, i think even for about seven or eight days
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Nov 22, 2009 12:00pm EST
it. the president, he rode 10 sa and a book honoring him. >> president obama worked as said an attorney for acorn? did he or did he not? >> guest: was he a paid staff lawyer for acorn? no. where their cases that a:was involved in that they would refer to obama's? yes. roi talk about a case related to the financial crisis and the book in chicago where there were three individuals who claim they were being racially discriminated against by city big because they were denied mortgages. in their complaint they admit they have bad credit but the argument made business was still racial discrimination and represented a violation not only of the fair credit act but the 13th amendment which is that abolished slavery. what is interesting is citibank and barack obama was one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs and they did but another bank did. they did not want the publicity or high legal bills with acorn. with three individuals barack obama and others to seven after congress passed well lot? community reinvestment act? >> guest: yes. 1994. so citibank saddles and each plaintiff
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Nov 23, 2009 12:00am EST
and a second bush and obama? >> guest: first of all, there has not been a change in the new regulations that come on to the financial world between any of the to administration changes. >> host: i will back up. raising an interesting point*, not a democratic republic in body essentially would you are saying the differences everyday, the key financial issues how we do with wall street and who is head of the fed. >> it seems like one of the least partisan things in washington because if you look at the sheer regulations that are passed the continuation of the fed chairman under the changes from republican to democrat both times, there is not a tremendous amount of difference. there is more financial deregulation done under clinton. >> host: and secretary of treasury? >> guest: who also was associated with goldman sachs. this has to do with wall street and it comes from the presidency webber not there is a democratic republic 10. >> host: paulson was also there it. >> guest: he was there and ahead of goldman sachs jimmy cayne treasury secretary in the republican under george w.
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Nov 29, 2009 12:00pm EST
is a difference of opinion between a first bush and the clinton and a second bush and ann obama. how does this happen? >> guest: first of all there has not been a change in any of the regulations that come on to the financial world between any of those to administration changes. we hope there will be. >> host: let me back that up. this raises a very interesting point. not a democrat or republican. what you are essentially saying, are these kind of key financial issues of how we do with wall street into is head of the fed? >> guest: it seems like one of the least partisan things in washington because if you look at just the two regulations that were passed, the continuation of fed chairman under the changes of republican to democrat both times there is not a tremendous amount of difference. in fact there is more financial deregulation done under clinton than there was under the first. >> host: and the secretary of the treasury. >> guest: yes, who happens to also be a cozy zero of goldman sachs which is this whole whole, the revolving door from wall street and ultimately into the presi
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Nov 26, 2009 3:00pm EST
. >> guest: and that frustrated him to know in. most people today think barack obama has got in the white house and the notion of slick obama is not there. but he says right up front the gun lobby is too dangerous to take on. here is clinton doing the brady bill, the assault weapon ban and right through his taking on gun lobby, tobacco industry. and get the mantra that he doesn't believe in anything and he only seeks out the positive through polls. somehow that got established i don't know. >> host: clinton wanted to do this for history's sake, but a lot of people had misgivings. the lawyers didn't think it was a good idea. the staff didn't think it was a good idea. why did the first lady think it was not a good idea? >> guest: she didn't trust it would come out. i don't know whether that meant she didn't trust me i was afraid some point i would just have to be busing to kill somebody or something. but i tried -- i gave her a little dictaphone machine for christmas what. i told her that this was the most unusual first leadership and she should try to keep a record of it because most peopl
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Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
necessarily mean they have to be president and i think senator obama with his unique background and coming out of nowhere if you will shows there is plenty of people in this country who are really qualified to be president and we don't have to go back to these families all the time. >> doctor the corrigan, author of american royalty, the bush and clinton families and the danger
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Nov 22, 2009 9:00pm EST
first bush and clinton and a second bush and ann obama. how does this happen? >> first of all there hasn't been a change in the regulations that come on to the financial world between any of those to the administration changes. we hope there would be. texted me back that one up. not a democrat or republican. but what you are essentially saying collodi's kind of key financial issues and how we do with wall street, it's not safe to be a heck of a lot different. >> this seems like one of the least partisan things in washington. if you look at just the two regulations that were passed, the continuation of the fed chairman under the changes from republican to democrat bill * there isn't a tremendous amount of difference. in fact there is more financial deregulation done under clinton than there was under the first. >> and the secretary of the treasury. >> the secretary of the treasury to happened also to be affiliated with goldman sachs. this revolving door from wall street and goldman sachs into the presidency. whether or not there is a democrat or republican president. >> when i was th
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Nov 23, 2009 6:15am EST
, right now with obama, and i am totally against that. and i think sarah would be the best person to come through and come up and i think she'll help turn our country around. >> when you say we're becoming socialist country, what do you mean. >> obama, obama. >> why, specifically, why? sn>> i just don't like his idea. i do not like what he does. and i think it is horrendous. >> i think it is a mine set, too, in regards to socialism. socialism, as that... people, that government does for the citizens and we have to get back to the values of, we do and we make our own lives and our own futures. not because of what government is giving us. so, it is a simple... social impeccable integrity is a simple term and not something in regards to intricate in regards to the policies, it's a mine set he is instilling in people in the population that, is what socialism is. >> i want to be able to create some feelings of support for sarah palin, and i think she is a great leader, and i have to say, in all due respect, you guys who have been running our country for so long, and we need a female gende
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Nov 27, 2009 2:00am EST
that will place a higher tax burden on small businesses. and president obama has pledged to let the bush tax cuts expire. so small business can expect at least two tax hits in two years. a radio journalist from back home asked me this morning if measures are being taken in congress to alleviate unemployment. my reply was, no. unfortunately there is a kind of war on free enterprise going on in washington now. and i'm told that war has ended. unemployment will not drop. we should be be encouraging job growth and not destroying jobs with bills like this so-called health reform. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. goodlatte: the reviews are starting to come in on house speaker nancy pelosi's health care reform proposal. and those reviews are pretty serious. in my home state the "richmond times dispatch" calls th
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